First Intarsia

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First Intarsia

Postby grahamshere » Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:52 am

Well I first want to thank cut3d and evrey one on the forum for any help, Tony you have a great piece of software. Ok this is new first try at intarsia on the cnc. I first had to cut every thing with a scroll saw, Its not perfect but hey they first never is. The wood is 1.5 inch thick so cutting with the scroll saw was not easy, didnt have the right blade so squareness was difacult. the I glue all the piecess on some 1/4 in mdf so I had to make a template to center the orcas. The being so thick made some of the the pieces break as some of the pices were milled ove a 1/2 inch so next time ill plane some of the wood down at the places that needs it before cncing .The gaps you see is from my bad cutting. The shaping ran great very little problems, took 1 & a 1/2 hrs to carve, I have a slow machine, I only did the finish cut.next time id like to try and cut every ting on the machine but I have a little whip so not sure how it will come out. also need to get a detail sander thats why its not finished, Tell me what you think. Graham
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Postby js11110 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:24 pm

I like it! I can definately see some possibilities for future projects. Great job!!


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Postby grahamshere » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:47 pm

Thank you Jason. Yes I think there is no end to the posabilitys with intarsia. think of a logo or sighn or even cabinets, right now im working on a big entertainment unit for a 42" tv. the doors are of a family of orcas all in intarsia. Im also working on 3d intarsia and cut 3d will be perfect for that, I use pattern wizard to make my patterns and silo to make the 3d models. Graham
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Postby grahamshere » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:16 pm

A nother intarsia
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Pretty neat...

Postby Yohudi » Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:08 am

Like it... what else can I say ??

Simple, effective and well executed... shading/grain of the different stock does add something to the job...

Have to try some of this when I get 5 mins...

nice work.. :)
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Postby juan » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:28 pm

Just beautiful, very nice.

Keep them coming :D

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Postby dasch » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:13 pm

That looks great Graham!
Is it possible to see a bigger pic?
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Postby grahamshere » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:15 am

here is an otter I did, got more to do, working on an eagle file I bought off vector art 3d, will be my next intarsia. should be very cool. Graham
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Postby Thkoutsidthebox » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:17 pm

Very very nice. something else I have to try when my new machine is up and running. :)
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Postby grahamshere » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:58 pm

thanks thk. when I have a few or maybe 10 ill be giving one away for every one to try, pattern and model and show how its done. its not as easy as it looks, for me any way. Graham
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Re: First Intarsia

Postby grahamshere » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:30 pm

Well finally getting back to intarsia, this is James Booth's eagle I believe. made with different shades of cedar and pine, took just over 2hrs to machine, 2' wing span.
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Re: First Intarsia

Postby tmerrill » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:37 pm

Graham,

Extremely impressive work!!!

Thanks for posting the pictures and sharing the concept.

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Re: First Intarsia

Postby grahamshere » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:18 am

Thanks Tmerril for the complements . James did a really good job on the eagle model. Turning it into an intarsia was lots of work but I think it will be rewarding, I'm sure ill be doing lots of these eagles. Thank god for cnc routers lol.

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Re: First Intarsia

Postby JamesB » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:26 pm

Very nice indeed! I wish I could take the compliment for the eagle model but it was done by one of our artist's Jules Wittrup who actually works in clay, we scan it and clean the models up for CNC production. She is very talented and I am pleased to say just sent me a bunch of new models to scan. Anyway I did not intend to hi-jack the thread. The 3D intarsia looks excellent and I am pleased the model worked out for it although I can imagine it took some ingenuity - thanks for sharing. Would it be OK to use the image in our gallery or newsletter? If so please email me direct jab(at) carve3d (dot) com.

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Re: First Intarsia

Postby grahamshere » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:57 pm

Cool, thanks for the complement, And tell Jules thanks for making such a cool model. Out of all the intarsia eagles I,ve seen, even from Judy Gale Robert,( reinventer of intarsia plus first women inducted in wood workers hall of fame)I would say that"s the best one, because of all the detail from the model, not because I did it lol. Cool thing is I can do it at any size with out much work. When I finally get Aspire that's when things will heat up, would make thing's so much more easier . Oh I'd be honored if you use the picture, If you need it a bit bigger let me know the size you want.
Thanks again. Graham
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